Nonfiction samples

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Ms. Richter hired me to do full copyediting of Fatology 101.
Marla Richter’s writing with my edits, using Word’s Track Changes, showing
Marla Richter’s writing with my edits accepted


Ms. Tegarden hired me to comment on continuity and completeness of content
and to edit spelling, punctuation, and grammar in Budgeting on a Dime.
These edit samples are from my first editing pass.
Diane Tegarden’s writing with my edits, using Word’s Track Changes, showing
Diane Tegarden’s writing with my edits accepted


Ms. Midgley hired me for one read through to edit spelling, punctuation, and grammar;
tighten wording; and comment on egregious errors in Successfully Failing at Procrastination.
Lauren Midgley’s writing with my edits, using Word’s Track Changes, showing
Lauren Midgley’s writing with my edits accepted


Fiction samples

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Ms. Tegarden hired me to only answer these questions, not to do a full edit:
• What’s missing from the story?
• Does the story keep your attention all the way through?
• Is the pacing okay or should I insert some scenes of normalcy into it?
• Are the characters likable and engaging; do you care what happens to them?
This book is not yet published (as of 9/24/2013).
Diane Tegarden’s writing with my comments


When viewing the following sample, click on it to change its size. Note: In this sample, I crossed out “and maybe continue that thru flashback” after Tom pointed out that isn’t generally a good idea in a flashback.

This was a freebie, one‐read‐through, informal edit for my friend Tom.
Scan of hard copy of Tom Bulkowski’s writing with my handwritten comments